The international pioneer of oral history research and memory studies, Professor Alessandro Portelli, has been a Mellon Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Popular Memory at UCT. Over the last three weeks he has given lectures to under-graduate classes, Honours seminars and led a colloquium for MA/Phd students. The CPM also co-hosted a public seminar with the District Six Museum, where he responded to the question, "Has oral history lost its radical edge?" The finale to Professor Portelli's visit was his input at the CPM's 10th birthday party and launch of our audio archival catalogue on 22 May 2012. At this event he spoke to the title: "Sound and Meaning in and beyond Oral History."